As The Moon Without The Sun, So Are We Without God

I’ve been reflecting on the parallels between our relationship with God and that between the Sun and the Moon.

Many people think the Moon has its own light which is more subdued than that of the Sun. No, it doesn’t. The Moon merely reflects the Sun, which is a big ball of gas that glows and gives off heat due to the chemical processes within it.

The Moon stays in orbit around the Sun like this terrestrial ball we live on, the Earth. It maintains its course around the Sun and the Earth, that is why it serves its purposes of illuminating the darkness of the night and helping mankind to count time and seasons.

In the same way, our God is great and glorious. He is loving and kind and holy. In short, as Songs of Solomon 5:16 rightly says, “He is altogether lovely.”

Although we are made in His image, we do not automatically exhibit His character. However, when our lives revolve around Him like the Moon steadily orbiting the Sun, we reflect His admirable personality and become useful to people around us and the world.

As the moon is a dull grey mass on its own, so are we unremarkable and spiritually unattractive without God. The Moon is nothing without the Sun. In like manner, we are nothing without God.

So, how much of God does the world see through you? How much of His love, mercy, compassion and power? How much of His wisdom and vision?

I hope you meditate on this today and redirect your life to God if you’re far from Him by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.

Have a blessed day!

Scriptural References

Genesis 1:27 (KJV)
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Galatians 5: 19-24 (NIV)
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Leviticus 20:26 (NIV)
You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.

John 15:5 (NKJV)
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

2 Corinthians 4:7 (NRSV)
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.

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